Analyst Ratings for Intersil Corp (ISIL)

Updated: 2017-02-14

Intersil Corp (NASDAQ:ISIL) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for ISIL last month.

Of the 9 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 8 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

ISIL was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 22.5, implying a possible profit of 1.53 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 22, implying potential capital losses of -0.72 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 2.78 percent. That number becomes 6.35 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.11 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.13 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 5 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

ISIL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 96.49 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ISIL has a PEG ratio of 0.66.

ISIL has a 52-week high of 22.76 and a 52-week low of 11.38. Currently the stock is 94.73 percent higher than its low, and 2.64 percent lower than its 52-week high. ISIL has a P/E ratio of 63.8. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ISIL value stock report compares ISIL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ISIL is $3.02 billion. ISIL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.